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GW32 Differentials: Ricardo Pereira

The Scout 13 Apr 2021
Ricardo Pereira

The Scout says Leicester City defender can thrive over his next four fixtures

The Scout is selecting four overlooked players who could be set for a breakout Gameweek in Fantasy Premier League.

Ricardo Pereira (LEI) £5.9m

The Leicester City defender can be found in only 0.7 per cent of FPL squads ahead of a very strong schedule.

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According to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), each of Leicester's next four matches score only two.

Their upcoming opponents West Bromwich Albion, Crystal Palace, Southampton and Newcastle United, all rank among the bottom nine sides for goals scored this season, boosting Leicester's chances of clean sheets. 

Meanwhile, Pereira produced his first assist of the season against West Ham United last time out as he played as a wing-back in a 3-4-2-1 formation.

Getting forward

The underlying numbers suggest he is the best attacking option in Leicester’s backline.

Since Gameweek 21, Pereira's eight chances created are more than any other defensive team-mate.

The Portuguese has also boasted a better goal threat than any other Foxes defender in that period, producing seven shots and four shots on target.

By comparison, his fellow wing-back Timothy Castagne (£5.7m) has managed only two shots, both off target. 

With his potential for both attacking and defensive returns, Pereira can richly reward managers who invest in him in Fantasy, starting with his home match against West Brom in Gameweek 32.

Also in this series

Part 1: Allan Saint-Maximin (NEW)
Part 3: Jack Harrison (LEE)
Part 3: Paul Pogba (MUN)

Remember, the Gameweek 32 deadline is at 18:30 BST on Friday 16 April.

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